History made: PM approves task force to implement minority rights
What happened: The Prime Minister of Pakistan, Shehbaz Sharif, has approved the formation of a task force specified to oversee the implementation of the rights of minorities in Pakistan. The development comes after the minority rights bill was passed unanimously in the assembly. The Prime Minister’s Office issued a directive in this regard to initiate the task force.
Details: The notification by PMO is quoted by Dawn as, “In light of the resolution passed by the National Assembly on May 9, 2022, the prime minister has been pleased to approve the constitution of the task force on minorities to oversee the implementation of rights of minorities in light with the decision of Apex court.” At the same time, the details regarding the task force members were also revealed. It would consist of 23 parliamentarians and senators and will be headed by MNA Dr. Rames Kumar, the patron in chief of the Pakistan Hindu Council.